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Alumni Spotlight- Jessica Reed

Panhandle State Communications on 10/28/2022 Reed Family Reed Family

Jessica Reed grew up in Plains, Kansas, and graduated from Panhandle State University in 2014. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness with a minor in Animal Science. Before transferring to OSPU, Jessica attended Hutchison Community College.

Reed lives on her family’s cattle ranch assisting to run it while transitioning into the role as Director of Operations at First Security Bank in Beaver, OK. She is extremely excited to be back in the small town atmosphere and in a position that she gives her the ability to give back to her community.

The small-town atmosphere that OPSU offered is what she loved and drew her as a student. . “I’m a small-town kid so still getting that at college made OPSU feel like home.” she commented. During her time at Panhandle State, Jessica competed for the Ranch Horse and Equestrian team.

When asked about her favorite memory of her time on campus she said, ”My roommate Callie and I painted up for homecoming one year and had a blast cheering on the football team that game. Of course going to wing Wednesday after night class was a tradition as well.”

Reed was raised in Red and Blue. Her mother, Lynnetta, was an OPSU alum who played for the Women’s Basketball team the first year that the program started. Jessica recently moved back to the panhandle area and is excited to be participating in events and raising future aggies.

When Jessica is not busy with the ranch or the bank, she enjoys traveling, riding horses, and being outside. Jessica is married to Tate and they have 2 children together, Rocelyn and Marshall. The family will be welcoming another child in December.

Fun fact about Jessica is that she is an avid runner that consistently participates in half marathons, trail races and has completed one marathon.